Tips to help get a more compelling & dynamic wedding film

We often get asked if we stage anything during our films and quite frankly the answer is no.  A good wedding cinematographer must be able to anticipate action and think on the go.  Cinematographers have so much pressure during the wedding day and there are so many variables that go into a compelling wedding film: story, audio, time etc.  We have have found that these tips will really help your cinematographer create a more compelling and dynamic film.

Do your best to make sure the room you will be prepping in is decluttered.

Sylvia truly living in the moment and glowing with happiness while her mom & maid of honor help her with finishing touches

Sylvia truly living in the moment and glowing with happiness while her mom & maid of honor help her with finishing touches

The last thing you want is for you and your family to be distracted by clutter.  Our goal as cinematographers is tell your story and nothing will take you out of the story more than distractions.  We often suggest to assign your maid of honor or one of your bridesmaids to help with these kinds of things so you can concentrate on your big day!!

Its all about the light

Lexi getting her dress on with her mom.  You will notice how the soft natural light from the windows really add to the dynamics and help the already gorgeous bride glow!!

Lexi getting her dress on with her mom.  You will notice how the soft natural light from the windows really add to the dynamics and help the already gorgeous bride glow!!

Before you start your makeup,  have your makeup artist position you in front of a window with natural light coming in.  There is nothing, in our opinion, more pleasing than soft natural light.  Not only will help us create a breathtaking image but it will also help make you glow!! 

Give Cinematography 15-20 minutes on your timeline 

Brooke & Eddie in a beautiful alley in downtown Bakersfield, CA.  We were able to get a nice dolly shot and compose properly because we had time in their schedule during photo session.

Brooke & Eddie in a beautiful alley in downtown Bakersfield, CA.  We were able to get a nice dolly shot and compose properly because we had time in their schedule during photo session.

We love working with our beloved photographers and we pride ourselves on being able to work side by side so we all get the images we need, however,  to truly make sure we get all of the beautiful shots during the photo session,  we highly recommend giving the cinematographer some time alone with the bride and groom to really get those amazing beauty shots.

With these three tips you will get a more compelling and dynamic film.  Your wedding film should be a reflection of you,  it should tell a story and most of all, let you relive those emotions.  If you have any questions about our workflow, style etc.  Drop us a line at info@randcfilms.com and we will get back to you!!

 

With Love, R&C Films